In this photographer’s journal, Tim Olk captures the lives of men and women in the fire service through hundreds of photos presented in a 160 page, Full Color, 9” x 12” hardbound, coffee table book. In this book, the reader will see clearly presented pages of fire scenes, rescues, academy graduations, training exercises, dive calls, department events, holidays, and group shots Olk witnessed year after year during his service.
Northbrook, Evanston, Gurnee, Roundlake, Chicago, Alsip, Blue Island, Harvey, Wheeling, and Highland Park and Flight for Life Areas, are just some of the areas and departments featured in its presentation. Olk’s artistic style transports the reader into the world of northern Illinois fire service.
The idea for the book was formed out of the respect and admiration for hisgood friend and for all of the great men and woman in the public safety servicesthat he has met over the years. Tim doesn’t recall what motivated him that first day, but 32 years later he is still busy traveling all over the greater Chicago area capturingscenes like the many shared in this book.
A commemorative edition is currently being offered on a pre-order basis at the reduced price of $37.50. These commemorative books are numbered as they are sold. Personalized copies and leather bound editions are available for an additional charge, but only available when pre-ordering the book.